figure eight or figure nine?


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Dep said:
Never seen a fig10 in action.
Would make a damned good heaving line knot though - better than your mate's camera bag! :)

One point though: Be careful calling that a fig-8 on the bight - it isn't.
I always call that a fig8 loop knot - because...

The F8OTB is a bit of a misnomer, technically it is a fig8 tied on a bight so the name seems right - but a 'true' F8OTB is a totally different knot, used to form a Y-hang much like the bowline on the bight but with a fig8 at its core instead of the bowline.

Dep... I thought I'd be a bit sad if I mentioned the bight/loop misuse! Thanks for taking the hit!!!  ;)